2005 Togni, Philip Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML

  • AG 95
  • JG 94
  • WA 92

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AG 95
Antonio Galloni - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, October 2015
The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is just beginning to enter its early plateau of maturity. Savory herbs, plums, graphite, rose petal, lavender and sage all open up in an exotic, beguiling Cabernets that exudes... The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is just beginning to enter its early plateau of maturity. Savory herbs, plums, graphite, rose petal, lavender and sage all open up in an exotic, beguiling Cabernets that exudes personality. The 2005 has enough depth and structure to drink well for another 20 years, although it is not an especially big wine nor is it likely to improve materially from here. A second bottle, tasted six months prior, was much deeper, inkier and explosive. Either way, the 2005 is in the sweet spot today and will drink well for another 15 years or so, perhaps longer.
JG 94
John Gilman - View From The Cellar, June 2014
The 2005 is another outstanding vintage for Philip and Lisa Togni, and I love the very sophisticated structural chassis of this pure and very intense young wine. The outstanding bouquet offers up an aromatic... The 2005 is another outstanding vintage for Philip and Lisa Togni, and I love the very sophisticated structural chassis of this pure and very intense young wine. The outstanding bouquet offers up an aromatic constellation of cassis, a touch of bell pepper, cigar smoke, dark soil tones, a bit of dried eucalyptus and a discreet base of new wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and very suave on the attack, with superb mid-palate concentration, ripe, buried tannins, very good acidity and a long, nascently complex and very elegant finish. This will be outstanding and give the superb 2008 a run for its money for many, many decades. 2020- 2065+. 94+
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
92+ The elder statesman and brilliant winemaker, Englishman Philip Togni, who lives in splendid isolation high on Spring Mountain, not far from the Sonoma County line, has made this blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15%... 92+ The elder statesman and brilliant winemaker, Englishman Philip Togni, who lives in splendid isolation high on Spring Mountain, not far from the Sonoma County line, has made this blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot from his steep home estate. Aged 20 months in about 40% new French oak (which seems like a smaller percentage than I recall when I was visiting him), the wine is dense ruby/purple, firm and slightly austere. Bordeaux-like, it has a nose of graphite, blackcurrants, forest floor and spice box. Medium to full-bodied, it still possesses moderate tannins that need to be shed, but offers outstanding purity and loads of personality. Togni was trained in Bordeaux, and there’s no question that he applies his classic winemaking style to the beautiful fruit he obtains from his Spring Mountain estate. I’ve been an enthusiastic purchaser of many of his vintages, starting in the mid-1980s and working right through most of the vintages of the 1990s. As impenetrable, backward and austere as they seem in their youth, theses wines are guaranteed to be hugely successful after about 15-20 years of bottle age. At ten years of age, the Togni 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon is still a baby, and one of the youngest wines I tasted. While most 2005s are showing beautifully, with admirable freshness across the board, but this one is a baby to put to sleep for another five years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 2005

Label

First released in 1983, this is a wine made from estate grown fruit and bottled on the property.

Winery

Togni, Philip

Winery Description: Philip Togni Vineyard is a family-owned winery located 2000 feet above sea level in the Spring Mountain District just above St. Helena in Napa Valley. The first vines were planted in 1981 and included both Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. The 25-acre parcel was re-planted in the 1990’s on phylloxera-resistant rootstock and with a focus on red grapes. Togni models their blends of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot after Bordeaux’s Margaux AOC. Consequently, the are age-worthy, classic in nature and have a distinctly Old World personality.

Philip Togni, a man of Italian heritage with an English accent, earned his degree in enology under the legendary Emile Peynaud at the University of Bordeaux. He went on to work at Chateau Lascombes. Togni recently retired from active winemaking, deciding to slow down a bit at age 96. His career in Napa Valley includes some of the region’s best. Among his winemaking roles were Mayacamas Vineyards in 1958, Chappellet Vineyard from 1968 through 1972, and Cuvaison from 1975 to 1981.

Togni wines have been celebrated almost from the beginning. At a 1990 Brussels judging, their 1990 Cabernet was ranked above eleven other 1990 Bordeaux and California Cabernets by a professional panel and was thought by many to be a French wine. Philip’s daughter, Lisa, long co-owner and assistant winemaker is now fully in charge of the winemaking. Clearly, quality has not suffered. Antonio Galloni awarded the 2013 vintage of Philip Togni Cabernet Estate Sauvignon 100 points.